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Work Progressing on EICCD's New Urban Campus

Sign on the former First Midwest Bank building
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The two former bank buildings on West 3rd Street, between Main and Brady.

The next step in the project to build a new downtown campus in Davenport for Scott Community College might be taken Monday night. Trustees of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will hold a public hearing on the proposed sale of two former bank buildings to a newly-created foundation.

The chancellor, Don Doucette, says the E-I-C-C-D Downtown Campus Foundation will be able to use historic tax credits and other options to build the new campus.
And once the project is finished the college will lease the new downtown campus from the L-L-C.

Doucette says the community college district bought the former First Midwest Bank and First Federal Savings and Loan in June, and would sell them to the foundation for the nominal price of 100 dollars. They're located on West Third Street, between Main and Brady.

The new campus is expected to open in the spring of 2018. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.